Becoming a Referee

Become a Referee

Become a United States Soccer Federation Referee

Thank you for your interest in becoming a United States Soccer Federation Referee in Eastern Pennsylvania!

Being a soccer referee can be both rewarding and fulfilling. Whether for a young person learning responsibility or an adult contributing to the sport, referee training and development is the primary mission of Eastern Pennsylvania Soccer Association Referee Committee (EPSARC). To this end, EPSARC has established a process to ensure that every person who wishes to become a referee is afforded the opportunity to become a registered and certified soccer referee with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).

Entry Level Referee Course

The online Entry Level Referee course offers instruction to prepare an individual to become a USSF Soccer Referee.

To become a U.S. Soccer Referee, Candidates must:

  1. Create an EPSARC account
  2. Register for “Referee- Grade 8 Entry Hybrid”
    • Select a Field Session on the Date/Time/Location of your choosing
      • If a Field Session is not yet available, please register for “Pre-Clinic Only” to begin the Pre-Clinic Requirements.
  3. Complete the Pre-Clinic Requirements:
  4. Attend the Field Session

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